Pensions

Our team of dedicated pensions lawyers has significant experience in advising on a full range of pensions legal issues in order to guide you through the complexities of pensions.

Employers, trustees and providers are subject to rigorous and constantly changing legislation and regulation. We work with our clients to determine their needs and requirements in order to provide recommendations and solutions in a clear, practical and commercially sensible manner.

We have total commitment to the work we do, with a genuine enthusiasm and passion for helping our clients achieve their objectives.

Our pensions team work closely with other teams within the firm, such as corporate banking, real estate, litigation and commercial, to provide a complete service.

Our lawyers

Our specialist lawyers have significant experience in advising on a wide range of pensions law matters and providing advice that is accessible, understandable and relevant.

Our experience

Our clients include trustees of all sizes of occupational pension schemes, sponsoring employer of occupational pension schemes, and employers participating in non-associated multi-employer pension schemes (such as USS) and public sector pension schemes.

Examples of our recent experience are:

  • Helping a large charity change future benefit design to reduce financial risk and to ensure sustainable future pension provision.
  • Successfully completing buy-outs of a number of defined benefit schemes.
  • Assisting a number of universities and other institutions on strategies relating to LGPS pension provision.
  • Successfully defending IDRP and Pensions Ombudsman claims.
  • Working collaboratively with other advisers on pension scheme mergers, liability reduction exercises, de-risking exercises and benefit change projects.
  • Helping overcome pensions obstacles in significant corporate transactions, which have included through flexible apportionment arrangements, undertaking pension scheme de-mergers and entering into pensions funding agreements and guarantees.
  • Helping a number of employers to wind-up their standalone trust based DC arrangements and transfer to a master trust provider.

Our clients

We work with clients across a range of sectors and in relation to both defined benefit and defined contribution pension schemes.
 

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